Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Amazon Picks Up 'Tomb Raider' Adaptation Created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Amazon has today given a series order to the original drama series Tomb Raider based on the iconic video game franchise. Emmy Award winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) developed the series with casting for the lead role to begin shortly.

The drama will follow the adventures of world-famous archaeologist and adventurer Lara Croft.

Waller-Bridge will executive produce with Jenny Robbins, Dmitri M. Johnson and Michael Scheel. Amazon MGM Studios, Crystal Dynamics, Wells Street Productions and dj2 Entertainment will produce.

"If I could tell my teenage self this was happening I think she'd explode," said Waller-Bridge. "Tomb Raider has been a huge part of my life and I feel incredibly privileged to be bringing it to television with such passionate collaborators. Lara Croft means a lot to me, as she does to many, and I can't wait to go on this adventure. Bats 'n all."

"I'm so happy to announce that we have ordered the epic, globetrotting series Tomb Raider from the incredibly gifted Emmy-award winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge and the team at Crystal Dynamics," added Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon MGM Studios. "Fans and newcomers can look forward to exhilarating adventures that honor the legacy of this iconic character."